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Mexico Volcanoes Team 3 Summits Orizaba!

Thanks everyone for following along on our Mexico Volcanoes Expedition. Four of our team members reached the Summit of Orizaba yesterday! Unfortunately some of the group was not able to make a summit attempt due to food born illness. We … Continue reading

Mexico Volcanoes Team 3 Tours Puebla, Next Stop Orizaba!

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Mexico Volcanoes Team 3 Summit Photos

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Mexico Volcanoes Team 2 Back in Mexico City!

Hello everyone! Nick here with AAI Mexicos Volcanoes Trip 2. Looks like our “Safe and Sound” post was lost somewhere in sat-phone land, but thanks to the AAI office, it seems the message got relayed to the cybercast page. With … Continue reading

Mexico Volcanoes Team 2 – Safe and Sound!

Hi Friends, Family, and Loved Ones, We just got off the phone with Alpine Ascents Lead Guide, Nick Mullan.  The team is safe, sound, and currently on route to Mexico City.  Apparently his check in post from basecamp on Orizaba never posted – satellite phone issues.  Apologies for any worry!   Expect a longer post and […]

Mexico Volcanoes Team 2 – Special Shout-out From Orizaba Summit!

Mexico Volcanoes Team 2 Takes on Orizaba

Team 2 Celebrating a Rest Day and New Years Eve in Puebla

Hello everyone, This is Nick with AAI Mexicos Volcanoes Trip 2 checking in. Today we toured the Cholula Pyramid as well as wandered around Puebla, checking out countless historical and cultural landmarks with the help of our tour guide and … Continue reading

Mexico Volcanoes Team 2 Summits Izta!

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Mexico Volcanoes Team 2 Makes Izta High Camp

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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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